Micro Focus offers solutions to COVID-19-related organisational challenges for customers and partners

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has identified solutions to the organisational challenges brought on by the recent global disruptions caused by COVID-19.  

As more employees work remotely, all digital applications are facing unexpected high traffic that affects their availability and user experience. Micro Focus can help ensure scalability of internal and external apps to cope with this increased load. 

Todd Parsonschannel director, Micro Focus, said, “In these unprecedented times, it’s important to find new ways to lead, collaborate, and stay in touch. As organisations work through these challenges step by step, it’s important to be aware that there are solutions to make remote working both highly productive and secure. The local Micro Focus team is focused on working with its customers and partners to update them and help them navigate this challenge. 

Micro Focus has identified the following solutions to key challenges organisations are facing due to the surge in remote working: 

  1. Performance testing for applications. The rapid move to remote working has led to an increase in online traffic as many employees connect to corporate servers via remote access for the first time. To ensure organisations can adapt to this influx of online traffic, they should use performance testing to quickly pinpoint and resolve issues. 
  2. Increase adoption rates of business applications with better trainingWith business needs instantly shifting to cope with the remote workforce, organisations are unable to train employees on new solutions in a facetoface environment. To counter this, organisations can use auto-generated, simulation-based learning content, job aids, and videos to create engaging digital learning content and structured on-boarding materials. 
  3. Address data security and access vulnerabilitiesThe new way of working may mean that more employees need access to data management tools. This creates issues of compliance, productivity, information privacy and security. Organisations need to make sure remote workers can access the data and systems they need with multifactor authentication and that email encryption is used to ensure data is not vulnerable. 
  4. Protecting virtual employee collaboration. Many organisations are turning to virtual communication methods such as video conferencing to collaborate. However, with the security of some virtual methods not guaranteedorganisations need to protect their business and employees by archiving and monitoring social media content. They should also consider an easy, enterprise-ready sync-and-share solution with real-time collaborative file editing capabilities to support collaboration. 
  5. Remote access to the cloudFor employees to remain productive when working from home, they need remote access to business-critical host and mainframe systems. Organisations need to provide secure, browser-based access to host systems to assist with this. 

Todd Parsons said, “Micro Focus is looking across its entire solution portfolio to identify ways it can help customers and partners adapt to the current market. Customers should reach out to their Micro Focus partners to see how they can help. In turn, Micro Focus is ready to assist partners with their own businesses and to address their customers’ challenges. For example, Micro Focus has produced  new learning paths for partners across the solution portfolios and the local team has highlighted key content from the recent virtual Micro Focus Universe events and other areas that would be highly relevant for partners to work through as a starting point. 

Read Micro Focus’s letter to customers and partners: https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/covid-19-response. 

-ENDS- 

About Micro Focus
Micro Focus helps organisations run and transform their business through four core areas of digital transformation: Enterprise DevOpsHybrid IT ManagementPredictive Analytics and Security, Risk & Governance. Driven by customer-centric innovation, our software provides the critical tools they need to build, operate, secure, and analyse the enterprise. By design, these tools bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies—enabling faster innovation, with less risk, in the race to digital transformation. 

IT industry association CompTIA launches new ANZ Channel Community

CompTIA LogoSYDNEY, Australia – CompTIA, the information technology (IT) industry association, announced the launch of its ANZ Channel Community, a new group dedicated to technology resellers, solution providers, distributors, vendors and channel associates based in Australia and New Zealand.

Nearly 90 business owners and executives from companies engaged in the delivery of information and communications technology products, services and solutions – a nearly A$100 billion industry, according to the Australian Trade Commission – have joined the CompTIA ANZ Channel Community. A complete list of the individuals and organisations championing this effort can be found at http://www.comptia.org/communities/anz-channel/leadership.

Jim Hamilton, vice president, member communities, CompTIA, said, “These early adopters are benefiting from having a dedicated forum for ANZ-specific discussions on issues and opportunities impacting channel companies in the region. They’re also providing great direction and feedback on how CompTIA can best serve the ANZ channel and its members.”

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Meru to aggressively develop and reward top channel partners in 2013

Wavelink LogoNovember 28, 2012 – Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in virtualised wireless LAN solutions, has announced a new channel program designed to strengthen the company’s initiative to identify, develop, promote and reward its top partners.

The increasing criticality of secure, reliable and high-performance mobility in the workplace, the classroom, and hotel creates a great opportunity for Value Added Resellers (VARs) and systems integrators in the wireless industry. Meru is committed to ensuring that those providing the best products and services to end users are recognised, supported and rewarded.

“Meru Networks’ commitment to their partners has driven a very profitable relationship for us; they are committed to partner education and simply unsurpassed in their support for our customers,” said Jennifer Jabbusch–Minella, vice president of engineering at Carolina Advanced Digital. “The Meru products are intuitive and easy to use; both our IT specialists and our end users are appreciative of their engineering and support.”

Meru channel partners can now benefit from the following:
* New program levels
o New program levels – Authorised, Gold and Platinum – will delineate the expertise of each reseller, reinforcing Meru’s commitment to maintaining and rewarding its most customer focused and technically advanced partners.

* Deal Registration Incentives program
o Meru’s Deal Registration program recognises and rewards partners for generating and bringing opportunities to Meru.

* No-cost training program
o All qualifying Meru Partner Training – Instructor led or online – will be available at no charge to Meru’s Authorised (online only), Gold and Platinum partners. This lets partners maintain the expertise required to specify, install and support Meru solutions.

* Demo kit program
o Under the new program, Meru’s top tier partners – Gold and Platinum – will receive demonstration equipment at no charge, with Authorised resellers receiving a significant discount. The demonstration kit program helps partners educate prospects and close sales by demonstrating Meru solutions wherever they might be required.

“We are delivering on our commitment to invest in our partners to help them deliver world-class enterprise wireless solutions to their customers,” said Gary Abad, vice president of worldwide sales channels for Meru Networks. “The changes to the program are intended to make it easy for our partners to grow and expand their businesses by supporting the needs of our mutual customers.”

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About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) designs, develops, and distributes virtualised wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru Networks eliminates the deficiencies of multichannel, client-controlled architectures with its innovative, single-channel, virtualised network architecture that easily handles device density and diversity. Meru wireless LAN solutions are deployed in major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, education, hospitality, healthcare and retail supply chain. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Meru Networks’ expectations, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding the ability for Meru’s partners to expand their businesses, and Meru’s ability to recognise, support and reward its Partners for providing the best products and services to end users. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that if they do not fully materialise or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Meru Networks’ documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Meru Networks as of the date hereof, and Meru Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.